Through the Frozen Falls

Tears from a Broken Soul to a Flowing Spirit

by Mary Lou



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/5/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 72
ISBN : 9781462400393

About the Book

Through the Frozen Falls offers a collection of poetry that captures the innermost emotions of author Mary Lou before, during, and after her recollection of experiencing sexual abuse in her childhood. These verses are presented in two parts. The poems of the first part were written at a time when Mary Lou’s emotions were stagnant and frozen. Hurt and angry, she felt very alone on a journey of painful discovery. In the verse presented in the second part of the collection, she finds a sense of peace and calmness surrounding her as her world thaws into an amazing sea of life and forgiveness. Through this tough, cathartic passage, she offers thanks to God, the author of her forgiveness, for providing her with the courage to share her journey of healing.

Awakened Insight

How many mixed emotions
can one mind even hold
As many new adventures
surprisingly unfold
To have such a powerful surge
of anger aimed at one
So deep and full of fire
a rage enough to stun.
And yet, I feel such caring
for another whom I adore
Such wonderful moving emotions
that I’ve never felt before.
So unlike each other
these feelings more than express
The vicious cycle in contrast
that unwillingly I must possess.
How enormous is this heartache
which measures my total mistrust
What should have been eternal love
has dissolved into pure disgust.
How through the numbness
did this spark ignite,
Without any warning,
without any fight ?

About the Author

Mary Lou is the mother of two children and resides with her husband, Michael, in Connecticut. Together, they enjoy traveling and being in the outdoors.